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Month: August 2016

Designing Learning Environments that Meet the Entire Educational Lifecycle

In this week’s Design Studio session we want to take a look at all the “other things” that, combined with great content and instruction, make for a great educational experience or program. [Click here to access this week’s session] While this may seem more skewed toward degree or training programs, I think many of these “other things” are also critical (if somewhat invisible) in any successful course or learning experience. In short, they form the infrastructure that make the learning environment understandable, meaningful, and personally relevant. They contribute significantly to a learner’s success. So, what are other things that...

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Designing Learning Environments for Synchronous Virtual Learning

Introduction: Designing Learning Environments for Synchronous Virtual Learning This Design Studio session focused on designing learning environments for synchronous virtual learning. Our goal, as always, is to work together collaboratively to develop a shareable learning environment model (LEM). While our previous Design Studio sessions have dealt with specific pedagogies and strategies for smaller environments, in this workshop we decided to address a popular, larger environment type, the massively asynchronous learning environment. Specifically, we wanted to  different ways to design massively asynchronous spaces, digital and analog, in ways that lead to effective learning for a significant percentage of participants. Watch...

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Fostering Dialogue and Interaction in Massively Asynchronous Learning Environments

Introduction: Fostering Dialogue and Interaction in Massively Asynchronous Learning Environments This Design Studio session focused on  massively asynchronous learning environments. Our goal, as always, is to work together collaboratively to develop a shareable learning environment model (LEM). While our previous Design Studio sessions have dealt with specific pedagogies and strategies for smaller environments, in this workshop we decided to address a popular, larger environment type, the massively asynchronous learning environment. Specifically, we wanted to  different ways to design massively asynchronous spaces, digital and analog, in ways that lead to effective learning for a significant percentage of participants. Watch the...

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Designing Personal Learning Environments

Introduction: Designing Personal Learning Environments This Design Studio session focused on personal learning environments. Our goal, as always, was to work together collaboratively to develop a shareable learning environment model (LEM). While our previous Design Studio sessions have dealt with strategies for group instruction, in this workshop we decided to design something a bit different — a personal learning environment. We wanted to  explore how individual instructors and designers organize their own learning, and look for possible models from those experiences that might apply to their formal course design. Watch the Video Recording of Our Live Session https://central.adobeconnect.com/p5stfjpqt72/ The...

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Creating Blended Learning Environments

Introduction: Creating Blended Learning Environments This Design Studio session focused on blended learning, Our goal, as always, was to work together collaboratively to develop a shareable learning environment model (LEM). Blended, or hybrid learning is one of the more interesting evolutions of our learning environment models that have been influenced by the advent of the Internet and the rise of digital media. In many ways, blended learning is a model designed to answer questions about learning optimization. For example, how can we extend the learning process to take advantage of a learner’s time spent outside the classroom? In some...

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